Friday, January 16, 2009

The Beginning of the Truth

Because many, especially those in the mass media, will attempt to rewrite the events of the last eight years, as they have during these last eight years, I think it is well that we actually clarify the facts.

As the year 2000 approached, there was already great trepidation that the world would come to an end at the strike of midnight as all machines failed because they couldn’t process a date beginning with the calendar year “2,” but happily, everything continued to work like clockwork. Leading up to that anticipated catastrophe, many had overstocked in preparation for such disruption and the uncertainty of lives on their own, even against every other, and so it was anticipated that at the end of 1999, there would be a dramatic slowdown especially in the technology infrastructure that had come to characterize life as we now knew it.

Yet for three months after the beginning of the year, the stock market and particularly the stocks of the technology stocks continued their parabolic ascent before beginning the famous crash -- that was up to then, thought only a peculiarity of stocks -- which we have learned lately, can include any asset, no matter how tangible and real people think they are and always will be -- and that is specifically real estate, and real money, supposedly hidden safely away in bank vaults and their securities.

The NASDAQ stocks then proceeded to fall an unprecedented 90% -- even before the election of 2000 -- the results of which seemed to drag on embarrassingly long amid the shocking charges that American elections were not fair. So when President Bush took office in January, much of the wealth of the country had been devastated, and just as we seemed to be on the verge of a sustainable recovery -- unbelievably, terrorists commandeered jets to fly into what they thought would be a paralyzing blow to the financial heart and center of American prosperity and commerce.

The world basically stopped that day of 9/11/01, and even Waikiki became an immediate ghost town, and for days afterwards, planes flew out with tourists, but few flew in -- and it seemed to be the final death blow to an economy that had been in a slow decline for a decade. Many hopes for that momentary return of the rich (Japanese) tourists were dashed -- for surely, nothing could be done, what could be done?

And so barely ten days later, it was a remarkable decision that will resound through the annals of history and civilization, that President Bush vowed to end the reign of terrorism throughout the world -- as his singular purpose.

Not only did the American and world economies recover, but reached unprecedented levels of prosperity so that by the years 2006-7, prices for everything were at record highs -- including real estate, oil and stocks on the Dow. That is unquestionably a matter of record, and not that we have lived the last eight years in the greatest poverty (American) civilization has ever known -- as the mainstream (mass) media has been trying to convince us they alone have the power to control what we think despite the realities.

And that is what brought about their own downfall -- that they cannot make up any story they want with impunity just because they have the freedom to do so, because there are still others who are determined to maintain the truth, and that truth eventually wins out.


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